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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

About the College

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Contact Information

Key Contacts
Office of the Dean 713-743-4600
Office of Undergraduate Business Programs 713-743-4900
Office of MBA Program 713-743-0700
Rockwell Career Center 832-842-6120
Department of Accountancy and Taxation 713-743-4820
Department of Decision and Information Sciences 713-743-4747
Department of Finance 713-743-4755
Department of Management 713-743-4646
Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 713-743-4555
Web page: www.bauer.uh.edu

College Leadership
Dean: Latha Ramchand, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Associate Dean for External Relations: Robert Casey, M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Teri Elkins Longacre, Ph.D., University of Houston
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Frank Kelley, M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University
Assistant Dean for Career Services: Jamie Belinne, M.S., Loyola University
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs: Daniel Currie, LL.B., University of Western Ontario; M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of Leadership Initiatives: Tommy Doss, M.B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University
Director of Enrollment (Registration) and Records: Mary Gould, M.A., Boston University; M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of College Business Operations: Rubina Haroon, B.A., St. Joseph’s College, Karachi, Pakistan
Director of Communications: Jessica Navarro, B.A., University of Houston
Director of Marketing: Anne Ness, M.B.A., University of Houston
Director of the Division of Technology: Trent Ramsey, B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Named in August 2000 to honor Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer, the C. T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston.

The Bauer College of Business provides quality business education for over 4,000 undergraduate business majors and minors. Located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., the Bauer College of Business offers in-class instruction that is industry-focused, with unique internship and career opportunities.

Our academic programs are focused on preparing students for the real world of business. Our undergraduate students are an important source of new talent for many Houston area companies and our graduate programs are a critical tool for employee development and retention for many Houston area firms.

Because of its high quality education, business environment, and significant scholarship support, the Bauer College attracts high caliber students, including National Merit Scholars who are also members of the University of Houston Honors College. The Bauer College student population mirrors Houston’s diverse nature. The University of Houston attracts students from 130 different countries; over 350 of these international students are undergraduate business majors.


The Bauer College of Business is a fully accredited member of the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, including accreditation of the accounting program. Of the more than 1,700 U.S. institutions granting degrees in business, only 643 business programs and only 177 accounting programs are accredited by the AACSB International.


The mission of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston is three-fold:

  1. to create and advance knowledge that will shape and address new business realities;
  2. to provide a challenging learning environment through a rich variety of pedagogical approaches; and
  3. to prepare our students for effective and responsible business leadership worldwide.

This leading edge curriculum is designed to graduate students who are equipped for the demands of the 21st century economy, armed with the business skills to be productive employees in the business community.

Support Services and Supplementary Requirements

The Bauer College of Business provides services to help business students plan their education and career, and finance the cost of their education through scholarships. Computer support services are available through state-of-the-art computer labs.

The Office of Undergraduate Business Programs (UBP)

Located in 262 Melcher Hall, is committed to providing quality administrative, enrollment (registration), and advising services to currently enrolled and prospective students of the college. The office also maintains information for students interested in study abroad possibilities. Current and prospective students may contact the office for information and academic advising, at 713-743-4900 (phone), 713-743-4942 (fax), bba@uh.edu (E-mail) and www.bauer.uh.edu/undergraduate (website).

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs is to advise and assist students with their academic success and leadership development, in partnership with the Rockwell Career Center, the Bauer Tutoring Services, the UH Writing Center, and other campus student service centers such as the Learning Support Services Center.

UBP offers college information sessions for new and prospective business students. Required Sessions include New Student Orientation Conference (NSO) for newly admitted freshman and Advising and Registration for Transfer Students Conference (ART) for newly admitted transfer students. Current UH students exploring the possibility of becoming a business major are encouraged to attend BBA Basics, an information session designed to help current UH students find out more about the business program. Additional activities include a new student reception and special registration events. For newly admitted freshman students, a Summer Bridge Program called “Up Next” is provided to assist with the transition to college life. During their first year, freshman pre-business students have special academic success and social activities either through the Emerging Leaders Academic Success Program (ELASP) or, for students in the Honors College, through the Bauer Business Honors Program.

Part of the requirements for the B.B.A. include GENB 2301 , Connecting Bauer to Business, on career exploration and preparation, and communication skills course. Also included is the Bauer Code of Ethics, which all Bauer College students are expected to understand and assent to as a Bauer College student.

GENB 2301  also includes administration of a mandatory business writing evaluation (BWE). Students must clear the BWE as part of GENB 2301  or an alternative portfolio the following semester. The prerequisite for GENB 2301  and the BWE is successful completion of ENGL 1304  or equivalent. Students who do not clear the BWE must complete a business writing tutorial (BWT) administered through the UH Writing Center. Criteria for clearing the BWE or alternative BWT is determined by the Bauer College faculty through a representative faculty committee. Assistance in the evaluation of the BWE is provided by the UH Writing Center.

A minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at UH is required each semester while a student is a pre-business major. Pre-business majors with a cumulative GPA at UH below a 2.5 are placed on College Academic Notice. College Academic Notice is a warning that a student does not meet the minimum GPA required to file a degree plan, and a recommendation to participate in academic learning support programs.

Bauer Business Honors Program

Launched in Fall 2002, the Bauer Business Honors Program is a specialized program for business students that combines a solid liberal arts foundation from the The Honors College with specialized business curriculum. In addition to outstanding academic benefits such as smaller, discussion based business courses and the opportunity to write a senior honors thesis, Bauer Honors students experience a strong sense of community gained through personalized academic services, networking, and social events.

Bauer Honors students must complete the 10 hours of Human Situation coursework required of all Honors College students and a minimum of 18 hours of Business Honors curriculum (6 courses), including:

  • SCM 3301H, which satisfies the Honors College requirement for completion of an upper-division Honors Colloquium.
  • Minimum of 9 hours (three courses) from: MARK 3336H, FINA 3332H, MANA 3335H, and STAT 3331H.
  • Minimum of 6 hours (two courses) in Bauer Honors sections from elsewhere in the BBA degree plan.

The 18 hours of Business Honors curriculum can be applied towards the 36 hours of total Honors coursework required by The Honors College.

Students that complete the required Honors coursework and maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 or above will graduate with University Honors from the The Honors College.

Students that complete the above requirements and a a senior honors thesis for six hours of honors credit will graduate with University Honors and Honors in Major.

For further information on the Bauer Business Honors Program, see www.bauer.uh.edu/bauerhonors/index.html.

The Rockwell Career Center

The Rockwell Career Center located on the 2nd floor of Cemo Hall actively provides business students with the information, opportunities, and practical skills necessary to obtain a satisfying career in today’s competitive marketplace. The center provides targeted job listings, on-campus recruiting, recruiting events, internships, job search resources and individual counseling sessions to complement C.T. Bauer College students’ academic experiences with professional development to help them attain successful and fulfilling business careers.

Through a partnership with the University Career Services office, the Rockwell Career Center offers students from the Bauer College not only university-wide job postings and interview opportunities, but also job opportunities and career resources specifically developed for Bauer students. The unique and personalized services at the Rockwell Career Center are part of why students rated the college among the Top 25 in the U.S. among public business schools for job placement, according to the 2011 Business Week rankings. For further information, please visit the Rockwell Career Center’s Web site at www.bauer.uh.edu/career.

Bauer Division of Technology (BDT)

The Bauer Division of Technology offers student computing labs for use in completing course assignments and obtaining hands-on experience with technology mirroring today’s business environments. The state-of-the-art labs provide Bauer students with the latest software and access to laser printers. BDT works with Technology Support Services to offer wireless network service throughout Melcher Hall and Cemo Hall.

The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program

Central to being a leader is having a vision, and the ability to persuasively communicate that vision so that others follow. Leadership is vision that inspires action. Not everyone will fill the primary leadership role within an organization. But everyone can identify their strengths and develop their own personal vision statement that motivates them to positive action and inspires those within their own sphere of influence. Through the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program, students become more effective leaders and more effective in their own life and as an influencer of others.

The Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program is an inclusive program for leadership within a business setting. Bauer College students start the program by identifying their strengths, and then relating those strengths to the traits of success shared by executives and community leaders to develop a personal vision statement. They then apply their strengths and carry out that vision within a group setting of an organization. Students who demonstrate outstanding leadership receive a certificate of completion and may receive scholarships to help pay for their education.

The goals of the program are to provide practical knowledge of professionalism; tools for effective decision making and communication; to help students discover their strengths and how to leverage their personal leadership talents to be effective and influential; and to enhance students capacity to lead ethically and effectively all while being in the service of others.

The program is based on well known programs such as StrengthsQuest by Gallup and the Leadership Challenge, a widely recognized leadership model based on qualitative research with middle and senior managers. In addition, Bauer College offers workshops such as LifePilot, and more intensive programs such as LeaderShape, to further develop the qualities and skills that will help students grow as the leaders of tomorrow. For an overview of the Bauer College’s leadership initiatives, see:www.bauer.uh.edu/leadership.

Professional and Honorary Societies

One arena to practice leadership is through student organizations. Before the business community’s presidents, executives and decision makers can thrive in the corporate world, they must first have experience as a leader. Combining the business savvy, civic responsibility and social graces needed to be a truly effective leader can be a bit like putting together a puzzle.

Here at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, we offer our students the opportunity to put those pieces together with over 20 student organizations. Our student leaders graduate with the confidence of knowing that they have all the necessary skills for success in their professional and personal lives.

Career Development

Members and officers of student organizations learn more about the real world of business by meeting influential corporate partners and advance their career development skills through career preps, workshops, resume building and interviewing activities.

Community Service

Student leaders from Bauer College are committed to giving back to the Houston community through various service and volunteer activities. Whether it’s pitching in at a soup kitchen or mentoring at-risk youth, our students are ready to lend a hand.

Personal Growth

Perhaps the greatest benefit of joining a student organization is the immeasurable bond members feel as they share their collegiate experience with each other. Organizations combine professional activities with social outings and give members a lifelong system of support from peers, faculty and staff.

Please visit our website at www.bauer.uh.edu/bsa for more information!

Accounting Society

Alpha Kappa Psi

American Marketing Association


Asian Business Student Association

Bauer Ambassadors

Bauer Graduate Real Estate Club

Bauer Pre Law Society

Bauer Women’s Society

Beta Alpha Psi

Black Business Student Association

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Delta Sigma Pi

Energy Association

Finance Association

Gamma Iota Sigma

Hispanic Business Student Association

Internal Audit Student Association

MBA Society

MicroFinance Initiative

Management Information Systems Student Organization

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc

National Association of Women MBAs

Society for Human Resource Management